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Jan 08, 2014, 01:23 ET 'Great progress, but more work to be done,' says APHA on 50th Anniversary of Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health

"We celebrate the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health this week. "Released during an era when...


Feb 25, 2013, 05:42 ET American Public Health Association honors Dr. C. Everett Koop, public health champion

"With heavy hearts, we pay tribute to our friend and colleague, C. Everett Koop, M.D., ScD, who passed away today. He was 96. "When you look back at...


Feb 19, 2013, 03:45 ET APHA and Piktochart launch public health infographic contest

The American Public Health Association in collaboration with Piktochart today announced the launch of a public health infographic contest to get...


Jan 16, 2013, 01:09 ET American Public Health Association applauds President Obama for taking bold steps toward reducing gun violence

"On behalf of the American Public Health Association, I applaud President Barack Obama for moving forward on meaningful action toward reducing the...


Jan 03, 2013, 04:29 ET American Public Health Association adopted 12 new policy statements at 140th Annual Meeting

The American Public Health Association adopted 12 policy statements during its 2012 Annual Meeting last fall. The policy statements address a wide...


Oct 22, 2012, 01:52 ET New book illustrates quest for US health reform through more than 100 years of political cartoons

In an engaging new historical book published by APHA Press, "The Quest for Health Reform: A Satirical History" recounts the chronology of efforts to...


Sep 20, 2012, 02:54 ET American Public Health Association @PublicHealth Twitter tops 200,000 followers

The American Public Health Association this week surpassed 200,000 followers on its @PublicHealth Twitter account. The @PublicHealth Twitter handle,...


Aug 02, 2012, 09:04 ET Public health news site celebrates one-year anniversary

Public Health Newswire, the public health news blog of the American Public Health Association, marks its one-year anniversary this week. Online at...


Jun 28, 2012, 11:04 ET Landmark health reform law ruling a major public health victory, provisions still require support

"The American Public Health Association heralds the U.S. Supreme Court ruling announced today upholding the Affordable Care Act, a landmark law...


Mar 20, 2012, 01:38 ET American Public Health Association Celebrates Achievements of Affordable Care Act as Two-year Anniversary Nears

As the Affordable Care Act reaches its two-year anniversary on Friday, the American Public Health Association recognizes the health reform measure's...


Feb 08, 2012, 11:20 ET Renowned 'Standard Methods' Water Manual Updated, 22nd Edition Now Available

The most widely respected and globally utilized water examination manual, Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, has been...


Dec 01, 2011, 12:10 ET American Journal of Public Health Launches New, Improved Website

The American Public Health Association, publisher of the American Journal of Public Health, this week launched a new and improved website for its...


Jun 09, 2011, 11:00 ET Government/Nonprofit/Industry Plan Outlined to Remedy Lack of Comprehensive U.S. System to Protect Public From Harmful Chemical Exposures

Even though Americans are exposed every day to potentially harmful chemicals, the U.S. government currently does not have in place a comprehensive...


Apr 06, 2011, 12:41 ET American Public Health Association Urges House, Senate to Uphold EPA's Ability to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Protect Public Health

WASHINGTON, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The American Public Health Association urges Congress to block efforts to weaken the Clean Air...


Mar 24, 2011, 12:40 ET New HHS Federal Guidelines for Concessions and Vending Essential to Obesity Prevention Efforts

The American Public Health Association today commends the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for unveiling new Health and Sustainability...


Mar 24, 2011, 02:43 ET Control of Communicable Diseases Manual for Mobile + Web Wins Microsoft Apps Contest

Microsoft Windows recently announced the Control of Communicable Diseases Manual (CCDM) for Mobile + Web published by the American Public Health...


Mar 23, 2011, 11:38 ET APHA Honors One-Year Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act

The American Public Health Association today marks the one-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, a groundbreaking law that is ushering in a...


Jun 15, 2010, 01:59 ET APHA Applauds Congress For Holding Hearings on Public Health Implications of Gulf Coast Oil Spill

The American Public Health Association applauds a Senate and a House committee for taking up the health implications of the Gulf Coast oil spill...


Apr 22, 2010, 11:22 ET The American Public Health Association and Jones & Bartlett Learning Announce New Publishing Partnership

The American Public Health Association (APHA) and Jones & Bartlett Learning today announced a new publishing partnership. In its continuing effort to ...


Apr 05, 2010, 01:55 ET A Majority of Americans Are Making Healthy Lifestyle Changes

Eighty-five percent of Americans characterize their lifestyle as somewhat or very healthy, according to a survey released today by the American...


Mar 26, 2010, 10:44 ET APHA Urges EPA to Adopt Stronger Smog Standards to Protect Public Health

The American Public Health Association this week petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to adopt stronger, more protective standards to...


Mar 22, 2010, 12:27 ET APHA Applauds House Passage of Health Reform

"The American Public Health Association applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for its historic vote today to reform our nation's health system....


Mar 19, 2010, 02:57 ET APHA Urges House to Approve Health Reform

The American Public Health Association today urged members of the U.S. House of Representatives to support the health reform legislation and related...


Mar 15, 2010, 03:27 ET APHA Strongly Supports Congressional Efforts to Finalize Comprehensive Health Reform This Week

"The American Public Health Association supports Congress as it seeks to finalize comprehensive health reform legislation this week. The measure...


Mar 01, 2010, 11:43 ET Nation's Public Health Associations Call on Congress to Pass Health Reform

State, regional and national public health associations today called on Congress to send comprehensive health reform legislation to the president in...